The Great Emu War by Batalla Famossa
The Great Emu War OM101 (1998)
The Great Emu War - Benjamin Thorn (1997)
Five Ukrainian Folksongs - arr. Lance Eccles (1990)
The Lorne Concerto - Glyn Marillier (1993)
Purple Pavans Perhaps - Benjamin Thorn (1997)
Four Revolutionary Songs from North-West China - Lance Eccles (1993)
Everyone Sang - Glyn Marillier (1994)
Is There Enough Room? - Benjamin Thorn (1997)
Four Korean Folksongs - Lance Eccles (1993)
Christmas Canzona - Glyn Marillier (1997)
A collection of contemporary Australian recorder ensemble music for up to ten parts by Benjamin Thorn, Lance Eccles, and Glyn Marillier.
Directed by Zana Clarke, Batalla Famossa is a recorder ensemble of young musicians from Armidale NSW who perform a range of brilliant music with tremendous energy and vitality.
In The Great Emu War, Batalla Famossa display their talents with works by three Australian composers. From the rich tonality of Glyn Marillier's And everyone sang to the way out sounds of Benjamin Thorn's Is there enough room? or the piquancy of Lance Eccles' Ukrainian Folksongs, Batalla Famossa demonstrates great versatility, skill and musicality. A work familiar to many is Marillier's Lorne Concerto written for sopranino recorder and recorder orchestra.
Thorn's Purple Pavans Perhaps is another track featuring a solo instrument, this time the bass recorder. The highly energetic title track, The Great Emu War by Thorn, stands in contrast to the beautiful arrangements by Eccles of Chinese and Korean Folksongs. The recording concludes with the full-textured sound of Marillier's Christmas Canzona.
This is a CD for anyone interested in recorders, Australian music, or simply great music making!